Read our latest news and find out what's been going on at Vauxhall City Farm, straight from the horse's (or pig's, or alpaca's...) mouth.
I am truly sorry to be the bearer of sad news this morning. The farm was closed for visitors yesterday as we were dealing with a livestock death on site and if you happened to have been caught out by this, we would like to apologise. We do regular night checks of the livestock during the lambing and kidding season, and at 2am, we noticed something wasn't right in the goat stable. Despite fast action and advice from our vet practice, Wilma, one of our pregnant Golden Guernsey goats, passed away at 2.30am on Sunday morning. We closed the farm…
The farm will be closed to visitors today. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Come and see the animals and take part in activities 4th March-16th March. Own a pony days will commence on 4th, 5th & 6th April from 9:30am to 15:00pm. £70 for the full day OR £40 for half a day. For children aged 6+. Please contact us to book in for your day. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping at Sainsbury's? Please collect Get Active vouchers and drop them into our office anytime. We are able to swap vouchers for sports and cookery equipment, to then support young people participating on our programmes. See the Get Active web page for more information on what your vouchers could help us get. https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=154199949522&pkw=_inpage%3Atu%20store%20locator&pmt=b&med=Search&src=Google&adg=&kw=&cmp=DSA&adb_src=4
From the 10th-21st April our horses will be enjoying a holiday. Lessons will resume on the 22nd April.
Our Cafe is now open on Monday's from 11am-2pm. Come along for lunch.
Please note that the farm is now closed until the 17th January 2017. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year from everyone at the farm!
Our horses will be away on their winter holiday from the 19th December until the 17th January when lessons will resume.
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 10:30 on 23rd July 2016
Please be aware that the farm will be closed 15th July - 18th July, as we are attending the Lambeth Country Show. Please come and see us and the animals at Brockwell Park on the 16th & 17th, 12pm - 8pm, in the Farm Zone. The farm will be open as usual on Tuesday, 19th July
We are starting to plan for this year's Lambeth Country Show (16th & 17th July) and as every year we are looking for volunteers to help at the show!
Come and join us in celebrating the opening of our new Education Centre and The Old Dairy Cafe! 28th May-5th June we'll be running a huge range of activities, workshops and sessions for all to enjoy! Head to the What's On page for full listings!
The horses are going off on their Spring Break 11th -20th April. Riding lessons will resume on FRIDAY 22ND APRIL. The riding office will be operating irregular hours during this period so please bare with us for any email and telephone enquiries. Keep your eye's on our facebook and twitter for pictures of muddy happy ponies!!
We will be hosting the Blind Children UK Easter fun day on the 5th of April. The farm will be closed to the public all day. Horse riding lessons will not be affected. Apologies for any inconvience caused
Vauxhall City Farm is thrilled to announce that our long term friends at West London Security have agreed to sponsor the farm through its new Vauxhall City Farm Champions scheme. The Vauxhall Champions scheme aims to raise funds to support local young people learning in the agricultural, equestrian and catering industries. Youth unemployment is a national and local issue, with almost 2,000 young people in Lambeth not in employment, education or training.
Due to popular demand the run of the show has been extended and it will be put on for an extra 9 nights in the last two weeks in September.
People left with a little more understanding of the challenges vision impaired people face every day and an appreciation of their own sight.
Sheep Dream Team 2015
Lambeth Country Show = Cuddle corner + Volunteers + Happy visitors
At the invitation of Lambeth Council, Vauxhall City Farm and Vauxhall One have expressed interest in taking over the management of five parks – Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Pedlars Park, Old Paradise Street Gardens and Albert Embankment Garden
Win a family ticket to The Velveteen Rabbit at the Unicorn Theatre!
Spring is in the air and our Wild About School holidays clubs are starting again!
If you have or know a child aged 8 - 14 who loves the outdoors and would like to spend their weekends learning about nature and animal care, then Urban Roots may be just the club for them!
We are currently looking for some outgoing visitor engagement volunteers to help make guests' visits to the farm memorable and exciting.
This February, our expert spinners are running a series of workshops on the ancient craft of spinning and natural dyes.
We are planning two big Volunteer Days in the new year! Why not join us on the 5th or 11th of January
The farm will be closed to the public from 22nd of December to the 14th of January.
Local schoolchildren, councillors, a farmer and property developer all gathered on Friday 7th November to lead the ground breaking for St Oswald’s Place under the watchful gaze of a herd of alpacas.
As we are entering the quiet season and are making plans for breeding our sheep and goats for the next year, we thought it would be nice to look back at one of the successes on the farmyard this year - the Lambeth Country Show Sheep Show
Join us on Friday 31st October for the Big Draw run by Cool It Art.
With a slight delay - due to some technical problems of loosing all our photographs - we would like to thank Pramerica Real Estate Investors for the corporate challenge they did at the farm in September. They spent the day clearing our ecology area, tidying up our allotments, doing bits of DIY, repainting signs and building a pond for our lovely ducks, so they have somewhere to swim while the building work is going on at the other end of the farm. Find out more about corporate partnerships at Vauxhall City Farm
Yesterday Vauxhall City Farm welcomed HRH The Princess Royal to officially open our new stable block.
We are thrilled to announce that we have received £116,000 funding over 3 years from the City of London’s Corporations charity, the City Bridge Trust to run our new Greener London initiative.
We are all very sad to be saying farewell to Linda Hinds who has been our Riding Centre Manager for the past 10 years.
Please be aware that the farm will be closed to the public on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday the 12th September as our sheep are unwell and need time to recover away from the public. We will also be closed the weekend of the 19th and 21st September, as we're taking most of the animals to the Berkshire County Show for one of our last shows of the season. We apologise for any inconvenience caused! Come and see us at the Berkshire Country Show.
Londoners and visitors travelling through Vauxhall Tube station today were treated to a surprise, as London Underground used the services of the farm to launch an illustrated map of the things to see and do above the Victoria line.
We are working in partnership with St James and Lambeth Borough Council to prepare the site of the 4 cottages at the rear of the farm for redevelopment.
The Lambeth Country Show celebrated its 40th anniversary on the weekend of the 19th and 20th and, as every year, Vauxhall City Farm was there with almost every farmyard animal, member of staff and our wonderful volunteers, old and new.
Alex McDougall has completed his 350 mile sponsored bike ride from Paris to Geneva raising money for Vauxhall City Farm.
More than 60 staff and volunteers from VSO spent the day completing a cross section of jobs such as gardening, painting animal enclosures and signage, grass seeding the livestock paddocks and doing DIY jobs, while still managing to fit in a lunch in Vauxhall Pleasure Garden, making the most of the sunny day and a quick round of Vauxhall City Farm Bingo. Angela Salt, Director of VSO UK said: “The day offered a fantastic opportunity for VSO to work alongside each other away from our normal working environment, and also a chance to contribute to a community project.” We would like…
Today, we are proud to announce that Vauxhall City Farm, in partnership with Lambeth Borough Council, has today put pen to paper on a new lease on the Charity’s current site which will keep Vauxhall City Farm in the borough for a further 125 years.
A huge thank you to Alex Anthony for putting together a little video about us. Whether you've never visited us before, or just want to find out more about the work we do, we think this is the perfect introduction. Thank you Alex! http://youtu.be/yhbg929XFBs
For those of you that missed it this morning, Betty our psychic goat predicted that England will beat Italy this Saturday in the world cup! See the exciting moment on the ITV website Find out more about Betty and her friends Wilma, Fred and Barney or why not adopt Betty and the Goats?
Pub Quiz Night Saturday 17th May, 7pm A big thank you to all who came to our pub quiz! The evening was great fun and raised over £500 for the Patience appeal. After her nasty accident in January, Patience is recovering well. The money raised is going towards her care and rehabilitation. We hope to see her back in lessons after the summer break.
What are you doing this Easter? Why not come see us to meet our spring time babies and enjoy some family friendly fun! Weds 9th – Pond-er this Delve in to the watery world of the humble garden pond and make slime! Thurs 10th – Big bug day Discover the miniature world under our feet and make your own slime! Friday 10th + 18th - Creche and Burn Come along for a fun fitness class with a personal trainer and nutrition expert while we look after the kids! Sessions will start at 12:00pm on Friday 11th and Friday 18th of…
Entering the busy summer season, we are looking for volunteers to join the team at Vauxhall City Farm. If you are interested in volunteering, please come along to find out more about the organisation and the different projects you can volunteer for! We are looking for volunteers for the riding project, youth and education, the farmyard and various farm events so there's something for everyone! Volunteer Information Evening 6pm, Tuesday, 22nd April The Classroom, Vauxhall City Farm